Jus’ Blues Music Awards 2010, August 4

In Memphis in early August, the 10th annual Jus’ Blues Music Awards show will be held at the history Daisy Theater on Beale Street, the birthplace of rock & roll and the home of the blues. Sponsored by the Jus’ Blues Music Foundation, the awards show is just part of a long weekend of events that will see lots of live music.

The weekend begins on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 with “The Night Of The Living Legends,” an all-star event that includes a formal dinner and live music honoring the organization’s award winners. This year’s dinner and show will offer a “Tribute to the Legendary Albert King.”

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Cajun Festival Volunteers Needed

Downtown Wichita Falls Development has sent out an urgent call for volunteers to help with the 2010 Downtown Proud Cajun Festival on May 8.

Both individuals and groups are welcome to participate. This event benefits the revitalization efforts of downtown as well as Downtown Wichita Falls Development. All proceeds from the Cajun food sales will go to Elks Lodge 1105 charities, and proceeds from roasted corn will benefit the American Cancer Societies “Relay for Life.” Proceeds from the barbecue sandwich sale will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

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2010 Blues Music Awards Gets Sweeter With Live Performance by Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Buddy Guy on May 6, 2010

Buddy Guy Will Perform At 2010 Blues Music Awards in Memphis – May 6th. Bonnie Raitt will present Guy with Lifetime Achievement Award.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, The Blues Foundation confirms that the legendary blues musician Buddy Guy will perform at the 2010 Blues Music Awards on Thursday, May 6th, 2010. 2010 Blues Hall of Fame inductee Bonnie Raitt will present, the night after her own induction into the Blues Hall of Fame, the Lifetime Achievement Award to Guy. The award is a one-of-a-kind creation of Patterson & Barnes, who also created the original artwork that serves as the basis for the 2010 poster. The guitar master will also be feted with oral, video and musical tributes.

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The Blues Foundation Announces Debut of the Koko Taylor Award at this Year’s Blues Music Awards Ceremony


Memphis, TN — Less than three weeks before its 31st annual Blues Music Awards gala event, The Blues Foundation is pleased to announce that, beginning this year, the award for the Best Traditional Female Artist category will be hereafter known as the Koko Taylor Award. The first-ever Koko Taylor award will be handed out to one of five nominees at the Blues Music Awards gala event in Memphis on May 6, 2010.

The re-designation of the category is in honor of deceased blues legend Koko Taylor, known to many as the Queen of the Blues. Taylor, an inducted member of the Blues Hall of Fame, not only received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Blues Foundation in 1999, but also received a record 29 Blues Music Awards out of 37 Blues Music Award nominations total. The Blues Music Awards ceremony itself also has a special connection to Taylor, who held her final live performance at last year’s gala.

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